The history of the Pra Jiad
Pra Jiad is a type of armband worn by Muay Thai athletes. In the past, their use was to give confidence and luck to the athletes and was usually made by the fighter's close family member. Some fighters wear one Pra Jiad, some wear two.
Before Muay Thai became a sport the Art of Eight Limbs is an evolution of a hand-to-hand combat system used to supplement the weapons used in warfare.
As warriors left home, bound for battle, they would be given a piece of their mother's clothing, which was tied around the wrist or arm. Typically, this was taken from a piece of cloth or a dress, called a sarong. This was done as a gesture of protecion, good luch and a safe return to the family.
As warfare evolved into combat sports, the armbands remained, instilling courage, retaining its symbolism of protection and good luck.
Typically blessed by monks, or a Ruesi (shaman), the pra jiad is considered sacred; it should be treated with the utmost repect and should never touch the floor or be stepped over; otherwise, bad luck will befall the fighter.
In Thailand, the same pair of pra jiad is worn by all the fighters in the gym. While some are still made from cloth or fabric, they are now typically made of nyland and are reserved solely for fights, being worn throughout both the ring entrance and the duration of the fight. They are not worn in training, nor do they denote ranking.
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Express Shipping is currently available for Australian orders that can be placed within a maximum allowance of a 5kg Aus Post Express Satchel.
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